INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SALT
1. In the UK, towns with names ending with either “lick”, “saal” or “wich” are all founded because of the availability of the salt.
2. Once upon a time, salt was very expensive and was named as white gold.
3. Bolivia boasts the world’s largest salt desert, the Salar de Uyuni, which covers 4,085 square miles at an altitude of 12,500ft. Since 1995 it has also featured the Salt Palace and Spa, the world’s only salt hotel.
4. Every cell of your body contains salt
5. Consuming too much salt can have fatal outcomes. 1 gm of salt consumed per kilogram of body weight is capable of drawing a person to death. It was used as a method of ritual suicide, especially amongst the nobility in ancient China because salt was so expensive.
6. In old Japanese theatres, salt was sprinkled on the stage to ward off evil spirits casting spells on the actors. Those who are superstitious throw spilt salt over their shoulder to ward off the devil who was believed to be behind them.
7. There are over 14,00 different uses for salt from removing stains to easing sprains.
8. There is a very common misconception that Roman soldiers were paid in salt (hence the word Salary), but in fact they were paid in normal money. The connection with salt is possibly through the fact that the soldiers protected the salt roads leading to Rome (Via Salarium). Roman Soldiers were private employees – rather than state employees.
9. Unrefined sea salt is a better choice of salt than other types of salt on the market. Ordinary table salt that is bought in the super markets has been stripped of its companion elements and contains additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system. It is implicated as one of the primary causes of Alzheimer's disease.
10. You need money, love and food to live but the only true necessity, physiologically speaking. That we can’t live without is salt. The sodium it provides regulates the heartbeat and the body’s balance of fluids. It keeps us and creatures alive.
I hope this article has "proved it's salt"!
Author: Helena Fone therapy4me.co.uk